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The botten is nådd - en kvalitativ studie om spelberoendes vändpunkter

Smetana, Patrik LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to find out if gambling addicts experience turning points in their process to recover from their addiction. A qualitative approach with life chart method and semi structured interview was used. Fuchs Ebaugh theory about role exit and turning points was theoretical basis. The result is that every gambling addict in this study experienced one or several turning points during their addiction career. Turning points for gambling addicted persons where similar to the result found by Fuchs Ebaugh with the exception that gambling addicts did not report as many Either/Or Alternatives as expected. Support from family and friends were vital to the creation of a turning point. Also the economy and user organization were... (More)
The purpose of this study was to find out if gambling addicts experience turning points in their process to recover from their addiction. A qualitative approach with life chart method and semi structured interview was used. Fuchs Ebaugh theory about role exit and turning points was theoretical basis. The result is that every gambling addict in this study experienced one or several turning points during their addiction career. Turning points for gambling addicted persons where similar to the result found by Fuchs Ebaugh with the exception that gambling addicts did not report as many Either/Or Alternatives as expected. Support from family and friends were vital to the creation of a turning point. Also the economy and user organization were sig-nificant factors and triggered the turning point process in some cases. It was also clear that gambling addiction is a severe and in some cases life threatening problem for the individual. Despite evidence about the impact and magnitude of gambling problem in Sweden, the ability to get help from Swedish government or social service centre is still elusive and hard to find. (Less)
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author
Smetana, Patrik LU
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organization
alternative title
“Hitting rock bottom” – a qualitative study about turning points in gambling addiction
course
SOPA63 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Turning point, gambling addiction, exit theory, Fuchs Ebaugh, problem gambling, addiction
language
Swedish
id
4015823
date added to LUP
2013-09-11 14:58:09
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2013-09-11 14:58:09
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to find out if gambling addicts experience turning points in their process to recover from their addiction. A qualitative approach with life chart method and semi structured interview was used. Fuchs Ebaugh theory about role exit and turning points was theoretical basis. The result is that every gambling addict in this study experienced one or several turning points during their addiction career. Turning points for gambling addicted persons where similar to the result found by Fuchs Ebaugh with the exception that gambling addicts did not report as many Either/Or Alternatives as expected. Support from family and friends were vital to the creation of a turning point. Also the economy and user organization were sig-nificant factors and triggered the turning point process in some cases. It was also clear that gambling addiction is a severe and in some cases life threatening problem for the individual. Despite evidence about the impact and magnitude of gambling problem in Sweden, the ability to get help from Swedish government or social service centre is still elusive and hard to find.},
  author       = {Smetana, Patrik},
  keyword      = {Turning point,gambling addiction,exit theory,Fuchs Ebaugh,problem gambling,addiction},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The botten is nådd - en kvalitativ studie om spelberoendes vändpunkter},
  year         = {2013},
}